Pat & Paul – 10th P to Success

Pat & Paul bring over 40 years of combined sales and marketing experience into their Real Estate practice.  Corporate sales backgrounds from the likes of AT&T, IBM, and General Electric, plus building and running their own businesses in consulting and corporate finance, brings a unique skill set to their clients.  Attention to detail is paramount, […]


Presentation – 9th P to Success

Presentation is the culmination of all the hard work; Preparation, Project Planning, Pre-Marketing, Prospecting, Prepping, Photography, Pricing, and Publicity.  When the Pat Burgess Team brings a home to market, we have the reputation of getting it right, and we have earned the respect of the other agents in our area.  We have one of the […]


Publicity – 8th P to Success

Publicity for your home is key, and the options are almost endless and evolving.  Print advertising is losing importance, but still vital, so we definitely use that resource.  Online publicity is a very broad term, and here the available venues are vast.  When we publish your home on MLS, it automatically goes out to over […]

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The Troops still need our support!

Just because the US isn’t considered to be “at war” doesn’t mean that soldiers and their families don’t need our support! Most of us have a degree of separation or two from our country’s service members and when the news tells us that we are drawing down efforts overseas, we can tend to feel relieved […]


Pricing – 7th P to Success

Pricing is somewhat of an art. Determining the right price to take to the market is affected by multiple factors, recent comparable sales in the area, and timing. We work closely with our clients through the process, from initial evaluation, to inspections and repairs, to staging & photography, to come up with the best price. […]


Photography – 6th P to Success

Professional Photography is an absolute MUST in our markets. Everyone is looking at homes online, and the pictures tell the story. A buyer can be quickly discouraged by poor photography, even if the home might actually meet their needs. We create YouTube video loops, virtual tours, and even drone photography to present the property in […]


Presentation – 5th P to Success

We utilize professional staging on our listings. The investment is proven to gain a better price for your home, and it enables the buyer to see the home in its absolute best form. Homes go through fashion cycles, much like clothing and cars. Bringing in the newest styles and colors, while also removing clutter and […]


Prospecting – 4th P to Success

We utilize our networks in the community, the Bay Area, and internationally. Empire Realty Associates is a boutique firm, with 100 agents. We have weekly meetings and an online tool to let each other know what is “coming soon”, so they can start letting their buyers know about it. We are part of the Artisan […]

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Pre Marketing – 3rd P to Success

Pre-Marketing is one of our strongest factors to the successful selling of a home. We put together an extensive pre-marketing campaign to excite people about the upcoming home which includes the internet, print, and mailers to name a few avenues. In addition we are part of “Top Agent Network”, which is an online network of […]


Welcome to Blackhawk

Blackhawk is a beautiful community nestled in the hills of the beautiful San Ramon Valley at the base of Mt. Diablo. Blackhawk is a neighborhood and community where families flourish… and where all members, young and old, can have privacy. Homes in Blackhawk blend in to the Blackhawk Country Club so that living goes hand in hand with recreation. […]